One of the presents I received this year was four days in the dark.
What looked like a light storm came through our city one evening, lasted about 30 minutes. Ripped up the place.
The power went out on my street and it didn’t come back on for four days. We had a tree land on our roof.
Those four days in the dark gave me time to think about the God I serve. I mean why on earth was He leaving me, His faithful servant in the dark and no electricity in the middle of a Texas summer? What purpose could this serve?
It was a chance to get to know HIm better without the distraction of daily routines.
I am currently reading Knowing God by J.I. Packer. One of the principles I have gleaned from this reading is “those who know God have great contentment in God.” This contentment happens no matter what. This year, He allowed me to see if I had that type of contentment no matter what. Some moments I was cool. Some moments I was “Okay, Lord, fix this now!”
Packer’s argument was once you truly knew God nothing could disrupt your peace. He said people who truly knew God lived differently. They have something that the world can’t explain.
I want to live out that kind of faith.